drunter und drüber
This performance explores four basic emotions of a child, each represented by a dancer performer: rage, sadness, joy and anxiety. Staged in a neutral space, the scenes are set using sound design and vocal recordings which give the performers starting points for showing us the dramatic changes and emotional situations in the daily life of a child.
What if the world suddenly goes topsy turvy?
All of a sudden, everything is different; Emotions explode, collide and get tangled up with each other. Bodies and hearts are „drunter und drüber.
„drunter und drüber“ enables an audience to experience emotions in a both playful and physical manner. While being entertained, the children learn that emotions, once they allow themselves to explore them, aren’t all that hard to understand. The production examines the chaotic mass of contradictory emotions that are present in a child’s mind/soul. Each dancer embodies one of four basic emotions: joy, sadness, anxiety and rage. The dancers tell a tale of interacting emotions in front of a backdrop of a series of unexpected situations. Upon entering an immersive landscape that represents the inside of a human body, the audience find themselves next to the dancers/performers. This creates an intimate atmosphere that invites the audience to explore emotional chaos and different possibilities of disentangling it.
Concept-Choreography Canan Erek
Creation-Dance Martin Clausen, Sarina Egan-Sitinjak, Daniella Eriksson, Judith Nagel
Stage-Costume Kerstin Laube
Music-Sound design Brendan Dougherty
Dramaturgy-Text Katja F.M. Wolf
Premier was on the 25th of October 2019 at the Uferstudios, Berlin
Re-staging 22./23th of January 2020 in Uferstudios in Berlin
6.-9th of September 2021 in Jugendtheaterwerkstatt Spandau, Berlin
A Production by Canan Erek, funded by Hauptstadtkulturfonds